Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Hotel des Deux Rocs, Seillans

Let me introduce you to my favourite restaurant in the world.


That's a bold statement, I know. But I really, really mean it.

Today we went to the Hotel des Deux Rocs to celebrate my Mum's birthday.
We've been coming to this little restaurant nestled in Seillans for six years now and it gets better every time.
 


 Part of the charm is it's setting. We always sit outdoors around the fountain, sheltered by the trees.
 In the winter the fountain is used to chill wine. During the warmer months jugs and bottles are put there for show but they really add character to the restaurant.


While you're there you may even make some friends...


Seeing as we were celebrating, we started with champagne.




*Clink, clink*


Clearly I wasn't interested in this conversation. I was too focused on my drink and waiting for my food to arrive.
And it was worth the wait.

If you've read my post about Le Castellaras, you may find the following pictures familiar.
This is because I have three main food-loves:
Lobster or langoustine
Steak
... and chocolate fondants.
Obviously getting to eat these is a huge treat, so I couldn't let them go to waste...



Langoustine in a citronella bisque with pak choi.
These were the softest and most delicate langoustine I have ever eaten in my life. Initially I was disappointed that the lobster ravioli wasn't on the menu like normal, but this more than made up for it.


My dad opted for the foie gras (again) with pomegranate and sang it's praises.
(My sister and James joined me in ordering the langoustine, and the birthday girl went for a summer salad with chickpea puree.)
Warning: vegetarians, look away now.


 Filet steak with risotto, chanterelles and a raviolo filled with the creamiest, silkiest and richest cheese.


 I don't even like risotto. This, however, was up there with the best dishes I have ever eaten. In my whole life. And I really like food- a lot.


 I couldn't fault it.

Pudding will come as no surprise...


 Chocolate fondant with caramel ice cream, a spiced caramel lollipop and spiced whipped cream.
Part of it's menu description was 'childhood memory'. If that's not a good memory I don't know what is.
Sorry, Le Castellaras, but this fondant can't be beaten.
Now for the money shot...


 There was more running chocolate than there was cake. That is no bad thing.
In fact, I ate it all.


... and left feeling like this:
 

 I cannot recommend the Deux Rocs enough. I know it's a bit out of the way (i.e in the middle of a small village perched on the Southern French hills) but if you ever find yourself close, book here and give it a visit. 


 All that's left to say is happy birthday, Mumma. Thank you for everything you do. If I'm anything like you when I 'grow up', I'll be a lucky lady.





16 comments:

  1. the pic are gorgeous <3

    x Maria
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  2. I read this whole post in awe, this looks so nice and that cake is making me drool! I love cats more than anything too, so that's a added bonus :-)

    Beauty Soup || UK Beauty Blog

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    1. It was delicious! We deliberately picked the table with the cat, it was gorgeous!

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  3. Aw this looks so lovely, its made me hungry!

    saltandchic.com

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  4. gorgeous blog and gorgeous girl!
    have you thought about doing a make up/ beauty products post?
    your eye shadow in your profile photo nice and complexion and make up is flawless in all phots - dying to know your secrets!
    xx

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    1. Thank you so much, that's very sweet! I may do a what's in my make up bag-style post when I get back home In my profile photo I used the Charlotte Tilbury Dolce Vita palette, and in general I use the L'Oreal true match foundation, Collection lasting perfection concealer and set them with the Soap and Glory one heck of a blot powder. I hope this helps!

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  5. Oh gosh you're in France, I m from the South East of France ^_^
    Never heard about this place buuuuut damn ! Looking fantastic :o I'm so hungry right now, thanks ;)
    Love from France, Victoria
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    1. Oh I'm so jealous, I wish I was French! Your country and language are beautiful!

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  6. Geena this looks amazing!

    And great food choices!

    You are so pretty! :)

    www.whatlauradoesnext.co.uk

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    1. Thanks so much Laura, I love your blog!

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  7. Those are some beautiful pictures :) They made me hungry!

    Michelle from www.glassow.com

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